It’s unseasonably warm here in Michigan. At this time in March, we usually still have some snow on the ground, but it was so warm out yesterday, I was outside in a t-shirt and capris. It’s been REALLY muggy and humid out for this time of year. It makes it hard to breathe when it’s this damp out, like the air is too thick. The animals seem to be enjoying the weather. My goldfish survived the winter in their little pond. YAY!!! A first! The frogs have been extra LOUD this year, trilling away, night and day. It’s nice, but strange. I’m not used to the spring weather matching up to the calendar dates. We often get a dusting of snow all the way into April. 😉
I’ve been trying to get a little yard work done while the weather had been cooperating. I haven’t been feeling well, fighting a cold/flu bug or something, but I need to reclaim my yard before everything wakes up and turns back into a jungle. Last year, I got a late start and it got too hot and humid outside to work on it. Nature won the battle over the yard. All of my beds became completely overgrown. My apple trees grew wild. The strawberries have been invasive. They’re taking over EVERYTHING. I’ve got heirloom garlic popping up everywhere the strawberries aren’t. I could go on and on, but trust me, it’s a MESS!!!
Anyways, I pruned back my apple trees on Wednesday, and started working on my main strawberry bed yesterday. It’s a little late to prune the trees, but they’re young. I’m not concerned about losing blossoms or fruit production. Up until now, I’ve been more concerned with root growth. They’re dwarf trees, but they’ll grow to be monsters if I don’t keep them trimmed back.
Sooo…yesterday morning/early afternoon, I’m digging away in the yard. It’s a beautiful day. The birds are singing. Blah, blah, blah. I got out my camera and took pictures. By five o’clock, we’re watching for tornadoes and listening for reports of where they had touched down. Yes. Tornadoes. We had tornadoes tear through Michigan last night, about 20 miles west of us. Over 100 homes were damaged. So scary! The sky got dark and green. Thankfully, all we got at yonder Hoffman Haus was rain. We were fortunate. So far, I haven’t heard any reports of deaths in this area. Another Blessing. You just never know what’s going to happen. Nothing is “safe” or “sure.” Everyday is filled with unknowns.
I am a certified pessimist. I ALWAYS expect the worst. Yesterday could have been a LOT worse.
Take care and have a great day! Give someone a hug!!!!!!!!!! 😉